Call For Blogs: RGNUL Student Research Review (RSRR) On "Regulating E-Sports: Paving The Road Ahead"

Manav Malhotra

9 Jun 2019 7:06 AM GMT

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    RGNUL Student Research Review in association with IKIGAI LAW invites submissions for the RSRR Blog Series on the theme "Regulating E-Sports: Paving the Road Ahead"


    • Legal Recognition of E-Sports as a Sport and medal event at international events;
    • Need for Regulation of E-Sports (Eg: Statutory, Self-Regulatory, etc.);
    • Determining the distinction between E-Sports and Gambling;
    • E-Sports and Intellectual Property Protections (Issues related to thin line difference between adaptation and copyright infringement, competition law principles vis-à-vis game publisher's IP rights, etc.);
    • Regulation of Online Streaming and Broadcasting Rights For E-Sports;
    • The menace of betting, match-fixing, and cheating over E-Sports;
    • Skill building and learning through engagement in E-Sports;
    • Understanding 'E-Doping' and the need for fair competition in E-Sports;
    • Intermediary liability vis- à-vis E-Sports hosted on gaming platforms;
    • Legal implications of Foreign Court's decisions on E-Sports in India: Critical Analysis;
    • Professional E-Sport athletes: Need for recognition of 'professional athletes' in E-Sports, immigration classification and legal protection;
    • E-Sports and monetization of data: The privacy rights of players, data localization, biometric data, leasing out data, unregulated usage of such data and ownership of metadata;
    • E-Sports and Contract Management and Enforceability (Eg: Employment, Sponsorship, etc);
    • E-Sports and Free Speech: Creative freedom in developing and usage of E-Sports;
    • Taxation issues in operation of E-Sports;
    • The Competition Law in E-Sports vis- à-vis Right to Trade.

    Submission Guidelines

    • All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx format
    • The word limit for each post is a maximum of 1800-2100 words (exclusive of endnotes).
    • The manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter specifying the author's name,
    • designation, institute, contact number, and e-mail for future reference. [Participants are
    • requested to not put their name anywhere in the main manuscript]
    • The manuscripts must be e-mailed to
    • The subject should be titled "Submission for RSRR Blog Series: E-Sports".
    • All selected entries shall be e-published on the RSRR Blog Series.
    • E-certificates will be awarded to the authors of each published blog.
    • Co-authorship of a maximum of 2 is permitted.
    • The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or views stated in the submitted Manuscript.
    • In the case of gross plagiarism found in the contents of the submitted manuscript, the manuscript shall be subject to rejection.
    • Copyright of all blog posts shall remain with RGNUL Student Research Review and Ikigai Law. All Moral Rights shall vest with the author(s).
    • The last date of submission is 30th June 2019.

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